NASCAR announced the 2016 series schedules for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Monday. Some of the changes include Pocono Raceway hosting its first Xfinity series event in June joining the Sprint Cup series that weekend.
Dover International Speedway’s first race will move to the weekend prior to the May race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Michigan International Speedway’s August Sprint Cup Series event will move to later in the month and Daytona International Speedway’s July race will return to its Saturday night slot, after being moved to Sunday night this past season.
Richmond International Raceway’s spring events will move to Saturday and Sunday days after previously being night races on Friday and Saturday. Additionally, NASCAR announced that it has reached five-year agreements with each of the current racetracks on the schedule, meaning there will be no new venues on the calendar until at least 2021.